BJP parliamentary party meet postponed due to Rajasthan unit chief's death

New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 25, 2019, 09:45 AM IST

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The new date for the meeting which would be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not been announced yet.

A meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) parliamentary party, which was scheduled today, has been postponed due to the sudden demise of Rajasthan unit party president Madan Lal Saini.

The new date for the meeting which would be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not been announced yet.

The 75-year-old BJP leader breathed his last at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday.

Ruling BJP's first parliamentary party meeting during the ongoing session and after JP Nadda's election as the working president was scheduled to take place here in the morning. 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP National Working President JP Nadda and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid tributes to Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini at AIIMS.

Several other BJP party leaders also paid tribute to the 75-year-old Rajya Sabha MP, who breathed his last on Monday evening.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled Saini's death.

"The passing away of Shri Madanlal Saini Ji is a major loss for the BJP family. He contributed to strengthening the Party in Rajasthan. He was widely respected for his congenial nature and community service efforts. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti," Modi tweeted.

Calling him a "jan sevak", Shah said Saini played an important role in strengthening BJP in Rajasthan."I have received the sad news of death of BJP's senior leader and Rajasthan party chief Shri Madan Lal Saini ji. He served the party at different posts. He was a true 'jan sevak' who devoted his life for party and society. He played an important role in strengthening BJP in Rajasthan. Saini`s demise is an irreparable loss for BJP family. I offer my condolences and pray for his soul," the Home Minister tweeted.

Nadda and Rajnath Singh also offered condolences to the bereaved family. "I am shocked by the information of the death of BJP Rajasthan chief and my fellow in Rajya Sabha Shri Madan Lal Saini. This is irreparable damage to the Bharatiya Janata Party family. Madan Lal Saini devoted his whole life to serve the society. God bless his virtuous soul," Nadda tweeted.

Taking to Twitter, Rajnath Singh said, "I am shocked at the passing away of Rajasthan BJP State President and Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Sainiji. Madan ji was distinguished as a skilled organiser and a simple person. My condolences to the bereaved family. May God give them the power to endure this suffering."